BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, TOGETHER

Meeting tomorrow’s needs by shaping buildings and places that are fit for the future today.

At Wates, we take a holistic approach to sustainability in the built environment. We understand that lasting success involves designing, building and maintaining buildings and places for longevity, and continuously monitoring their performance.

Your collaboration partner for the full life cycle of your building

Our approach to decarbonisation supports the full life cycle of domestic and non-domestic buildings, encompassing design, construction, retrofitting and facilities management.

With our expertise, dedication to innovation, and commitment to long-term sustainability, we are your trusted partner on your journey to net zero carbon.

SUSTAINABLE PLACEMAKING

Shaping spaces for thriving communities

Sustainable placemaking is at the heart of our development philosophy to create vibrant and enduring spaces that enrich the lives of residents and businesses alike.

  • Strategic land location: We are experts in identifying prime locations for sustainable developments, considering environmental impact and community integration.
  • Engagement and planning: With effective local stakeholder engagement and exceptional knowledge of the planning process, we deliver sustainable and low-carbon places.

MAXIMISING BUILDING EFFICIENCY

Building for a net zero future

Whether it’s a home, a commercial office, or a public facility, we design and construct buildings that stand the test of time.

  • Built right, first time: With our in-house experts and specialist engineering services, we can provide a fully optimised design to reduce full life carbon, enhance biodiversity net gain and maximise resources.
  • Data driven decision making: We utilise data to conduct post occupancy evaluation to learn and continually improve the efficiency of the building and future designs.
  • Ongoing performance monitoring: We help you leverage data and technology to adapt your spaces to evolving usage patterns such as flexible workspaces.

TRANSFORMING EXISTING SPACES

Retrofitting for lower emissions

We understand the challenge of improving the energy efficiency of existing structures, and our approach covers every aspect:

  • Initial planning: We work with you to create a retrofit plan that aligns with your sustainability goals.
  • Efficiency measures: Our experts implement energy-saving solutions to upgrade existing buildings.
  • Smart space management: Adapting spaces to evolving needs, ensuring optimal energy and water usage and occupant comfort.

Our comprehensive approach

Our approach to decarbonisation is built around the three core tenets of building for the future; maintaining buildings for the long term; and continuously monitoring their performance.

In-house experts: With our in-house experts, specialist engineering services and post occupancy services, we understand how buildings perform. We bring this intelligence into our designs to ensure the best outcomes for your building.

Bespoke designs: Working closely with you and our strategic supply chain, we will provide bespoke designs that maximises opportunities for a net zero future. We believe in thoughtful, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing designs that integrate seamlessly with your vision.

Serving communities first: We put our communities at the heart of what we do. From initial consultation through to build and maintenance, we aim to create sustainable spaces for people to live and work.

  • Leveraging early engagement: We aim to increase biodiversity net gain (BNG) outcomes for our customers through early engagement with designers, ecologists and our strategic supply chain partners.
  • Enhancing local BNG outcomes: Our focus is to improve the local biodiversity where we can. Where this is not possible, we can advise customers on appropriate biodiversity net gain offset solutions.

Technology: We stay at the forefront of innovation to recommend market-leading, tested solutions and products that keep to the highest sustainability standards. Our solutions are tailored to meet your unique needs and budget.

Implementation: Once we’ve identified the right technology and solutions for you, our skilled team ensures a flawless implementation process.

Transformation: Our solutions enable you to monitor and manage your building efficiently, ensuring you can identify and implement future changes seamlessly.

Sustainability in action: Our smart building solutions not only make your facility more efficient but also contribute to your sustainability goals. With real-time data and automation, you’ll be empowered to make informed decisions that reduce your carbon footprint.

  • Sustainability champions: Our award-wining services demonstrate our commitment to the environment. We leverage our expertise to help clients envision and achieve their sustainability goals, guiding them to meet and exceed industry standards.
  • Exceeding standards: Our dedication to sustainability means we don’t just aim for compliance; we aspire for leadership in the sector. We work closely with our customers to align your vision with our expertise, helping you become pioneers in sustainability in your fields.
  • Innovation for impact: With our in-house experts, cutting-edge technologies and a wealth of experience, we empower customers to not only meet the strictest standards, but to inspire change. Together, we pave the way for a sustainable future, setting new benchmarks and making a lasting impact.
Accreditations and Memberships

The WIN Portal – your gateway to innovation

The path to net zero carbon emissions demands innovation.

That’s why we produced the WIN Portal — a unique marketplace of innovative solutions – free to access and designed to help you reach your own net zero goals.

We are working with the DfE to build the first net zero carbon schools

Decarbonisation of public and commercial buildings

In 2022, in response to the release of PAS 2038 for non-domestic buildings, we developed a compliant service to support the decarbonisation of public and commercial buildings.

As a delivery partner on 80% of the UK’s leading central and local government frameworks, including for the Ministry of Justice, Department for Education, and NHS healthcare estates, we continuously innovate to meet the evolving decarbonisation needs of our customers to drive forward your sustainability journey.

We are committed to building sustainable, energy efficient homes that contribute to net zero and bio-diversity net gain

Sustainable new homes and developments

We’re proud to be building award-winning zero carbon homes across the UK. Our commitment to the environment and net zero means we are always exploring new sustainable ways of building and modern methods of construction.

Our partnership with the City of Cardiff Council, for example, will see 42 new homes built to the Passivhaus low energy building standard, which will keep energy consumption low and slash bills for residents.

Helping landlords cut fuel poverty

The UK has some of the least energy-efficient homes in Europe. Our PAS 2035 compliant service is designed to guide customers through every step of your retrofit journey.

To date, we have helped housing customers unlock over £100 million of government funding through the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund. Currently, we are delivering over 30 PAS 2035 compliance projects and improving the energy efficiency of over 5,000 homes.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Our sustainability services

SHEQ CAREERS AT WATES

Want to be part of our team?

Quality Manager

Location: Market Harborough

Job Type: SHEQ

Application Deadline: 05-03-2024

Wates Construction are looking for a Quality Manager to join our Construction Business in the Midlands on an exciting, high value project.If you are passionate about Quality & Transformation and are looking for an opportunity to challenge the norm, bring fresh new ideas and elevate yourself within the industry then join us and help to create tomorrow together. This is a great opportunity to progress your career as part of a talented, diverse, and supportive team.Key Accountabilities: Management and oversight of quality control for the designated project and support the Construction Team with the practical application of Digital / Field Tools to proactively record inspections and snagging, and compliance with our Operating Framework Investigation of incidents where quality / workmanship is the root cause ensuring appropriate remedial activities, identifying areas for improvement / lessons learnt and implementing necessary improvements. Review Construction performance against industry practice, to ensure compliance with statutory requirements, specification, and best practice. Lead on continual improvement of the Operating Framework (OF) ensuring relevance to the business, informed by feedback from Operating Framework users, Field View / Dalux data, external audits, compliance reviews, incidents, complaints, industry best practice and lessons learnt We are looking for someone who is proactive and technologically savvy.What we offer: Competitive salary & bonus Flexible working Car Allowance / Company Car (subject to Role/Grade) Travel covered to any of our sites (subject to HMRC advisory rates) Extensive corporate benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employers’ contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + bank holidays and much more… One of the best learning and development programmes which is customizable to support your career progression goals. (c.7000 training sessions delivered year to date across the WATES Group) Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 8 weeks fully paid paternity. To find out more about LIFE AT WATES please click on the following link https://www.wates.co.uk/careers/

Sustainability Manager

Location: Milton Keynes

Job Type: SHEQ

Application Deadline: 28-02-2024

Wates are looking for a Sustainability Manager to join our construction team in the Northern Home Counties focussing on supporting the region to deliver the Wates Group sustainability targets and deliver high profile, technically complex projects across multiple sectors.If you are passionate about the construction industry with proven skills and looking for an opportunity to challenge the norm, bring fresh new ideas and elevate yourself within the industry then join us and help to create tomorrow together.This is a great opportunity to progress your career as part of a talented, diverse, and supportive team.ABOUT THE ROLEOur Sustainability Managers are a valuable part of our business, driving improvements in resource efficiency, carbon reduction and increasing biodiversity whilst achieving the highest standards of safety, health, and environmental controls. Our Sustainability Managers work collaboratively with our regional Senior Leadership teams and Project Managers to ensure the sustainability requirements of our clients are met to the highest standards.As our Sustainability Manager you will: Lead the sustainability agenda in your area of responsibility and provide technical advice, guidance and support to Leadership and Project Teams. Promote environmental best practice to current standards (ISO 14001, BREEAM, Well, NABERS, PAS 2080 or similar), establish best practice and implement strategies, plans, processes and standards by working closely with the design, procurement, delivery and customer teams. Manage the external environmental consultants. Hold regular Principals Calls/Meetings with our digital consultants to track progress and any issues. Measure, share and seek improvements in performance using our Key Performance Indicator (KPI) outputs.WHAT WE OFFER Competitive salary & bonus Flexible working Car Allowance / Company Car (subject to Role/Grade) Travel covered to any of our sites (subject to HMRC advisory rates) Extensive corporate benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employers’ contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + bank holidays and much more… Excellent range of learning and development activity to support your career progression. Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 8 weeks fully paid paternity. To find out more about LIFE AT WATES please click on the following link https://www.wates.co.uk/careers/

Health & Safety Advisor

Location: Leatherhead

Job Type: SHEQ

Application Deadline: 27-02-2024

Wates Group have an opportunity for a Health & Safety Advisor to join Smartspace, our fit out and refurbishment business supporting our South region.As a SHE Advisor in the Smartspace division, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring Health & Safety (H&S) compliance and best practices across regional operations. Your primary responsibilities will involve providing support, guidance, and coaching to project teams, operations personnel, and supply chain partners to ensure effective deployment of the company's SHE policy.As our SHE Advisor you will: Stay updated with current and forthcoming health, safety, and environmental (SHE) legislation. Assist in maintaining the Company’s SHE Management System and associated documentation. Support Directors, Managers, Department Heads, and Supervisors in implementing the Company SHE Policy. Conduct site visits and inspections to: Monitor safety and environmental performance. Produce SHE Support Reports for management. Investigate and advise on hazardous practices or operations, with the authority to cease work if necessary, until remedial actions are taken. Review and manage absence due to work-related accidents or injuries, ensuring reportable occurrences are notified to relevant enforcing authorities.WHAT WE OFFER Competitive salary & profit share scheme Flexible working Travel covered to any of our sites Extensive corporate benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employers contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + bank holidays and much more… One of the best learning and development programmes which is customizable to support your career progression goals. (c.7000 training sessions delivered year to date across the WATES Group) Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 8 weeks fully paid paternity.To find out more about LIFE AT WATES please click on the following link https://www.wates.co.uk/careers/We are always looking for a variety of new talent to join our teams, to help us grow and innovate as a business. Although you may not have all of the skills listed, many of them may be transferable to other roles within the WATES Group.If you would like clarity on any of our vacancies or to discuss career opportunities in strict confidence, please contact our In-House Recruitment Team directly via recruitment@wates.co.uk and one of us will get in touch as soon as possible.As a responsible and inclusive employer, we are committed to equality and are proud to have been recognised for this through a range of accolades including gold accreditation with Investors in People, we are also a Disability Confident employer. Being a family owned, business means we understand and value long term relationships.


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